The United Nations Association in Canada Calgary Branch (UNAC-Calgary) is a division of the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada), which is national charitable organization and a citizen’s movement, that supports and promotes the values and goals of the UN in Canada.
UNAC-Calgary was established in 1980 and incorporated in 1999.
UNAC-Calgary’s mission is to connect Calgarians to the work of the United Nations (UN), with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and how they are realized locally.
Although we have no direct influence in the UN, we believe in the importance of the UN system and raise awareness about the United Nations, within our community.
In doing this, we draw a link between local and global concerns and introduce the values and principles of the UN.
As we follow the regulations in accordance to the Alberta Societies Act, our affairs are controlled and managed by our Calgary-based Board of Directors, who are volunteers and are responsible for policy decision, action, and management of general branch operations.
UNAC-Calgary Bylaws (December 10, 2013)
Attending events is a great way to get involved and become aware about our work in the community.
UNAC-Calgary hosts and supports a variety of events throughout the year to teach, inform, inspire and connect our members and those interested in our work, and the works of the United Nations.
Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) typically happens in Autumn. During the AGM, our President highlights our branch’s accomplishments for the year, covers our financial statements and charter amendments, and introduces new board members.
If you are a current UNAC-Calgary member, expect to receive a package in the mail at least 21 business days prior to the meeting that contains the meeting’s agenda, financial statements, and any supporting documents that enables you to vote on charter or board member changes.
Community Partner Events
In support of our community partners, we attend and help to promote community events that are aligned with our mandate.
UN Season is a time to look beyond our communities and daily experiences to recognize how closely we all are knit together in a global family, and to recognize and celebrate the contributions of the United Nations to your world, your community and your life.
UN Season is one of UNA-Canada’s many Signature Programmes, with a long – term goal to cultivate an expectation of opportunities to appreciate and engage communities about the work of the UN.
UNA – Canada has chosen the time frame for the UN Season to build around the annual New York meeting of the UN General Assembly and UN-designated days and weeks between September and December. You can expect our branch to commemorate one of the following UN-designated days:
- International Day of Peace – September 21
- International Day of the Girl Child – October 11
- World Food Day – October 16
- UN Day – October 24
- Human Rights Day – December 10
Read more about UN Season.